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Dec 15, 2014, 10:59 ET

Less than half of parents think their 18-year-olds can make a doctors appointment

Most parents agree their children should be ready to move out of the pediatrician's office into adult-focused care by age 18 – but just 30...

Nov 17, 2014, 10:02 ET

74 percent of parents would remove their kids from daycare if other children are unvaccinated

 Most parents agree that all children in daycare centers should be vaccinated, and that daycare providers should be checking vaccine records...

Sep 22, 2014, 11:58 ET

Online ratings influence parents' choices of physicians for their children

Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online...

Aug 11, 2014, 10:40 ET

School violence, gun-related injury among top 10 child health concerns nationally

 Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and...

Jul 21, 2014, 11:17 ET

Parents want info about circumcision, not directives from healthcare providers

Most parents expect healthcare providers to answer their questions about circumcision, but they don't want a specific recommendation on the...

Jun 16, 2014, 11:45 ET

Cover the bases: sports physicals are no substitute for comprehensive checkups

Nearly half of parents say any qualified health care provider – not just a child's usual provider – can do a sports physical,according...

May 20, 2014, 10:01 ET

Parents of overweight kids more likely to give schools failing grades for fighting obesity

Parents – especially those of overweight children – give schools a failing grade for efforts to encourage healthy habits that combat...

Apr 30, 2014, 12:34 ET

Parents just as likely to use cell phones while driving as other drivers, putting child passengers at risk

Despite their precious cargo, parents are no less likely to engage in driving distractions like cell phone use than drivers from the general...

Apr 29, 2014, 11:34 ET

Screening out: what are parents doing to limit screen time for young children?

About 25 percent of parents who have children aged two to five say their children get three or more hours of entertainment screen time a day, well...

Mar 31, 2014, 10:58 ET

Study of transcatheter pulmonary valve shows strong results, reports U-M pediatric interventional cardiologist

 The first post-FDA approval study of a non-surgically implanted replacement pulmonary valve showed strong short- and mid-term results for the...

Mar 17, 2014, 13:47 ET

Baby's life saved after 3D printed devices were implanted at U-M to restore his breathing

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest...

Feb 26, 2014, 11:23 ET

Uninsured parents don't take breastfeeding classes, even though breast is best

Just 12 percent of parents without insurance coverage take breastfeeding support classes that can offer crucial support and encourage new moms to...

Nov 26, 2013, 10:47 ET

Medical research needs kids, but two-thirds of parents unaware of opportunities

Almost half of parents said they'd allow their children to take part if their child had the disease being studied, according to U-M's National Poll...

Nov 19, 2013, 13:09 ET

Many Pediatricians Uncomfortable Providing Care To Kids With Genetic Conditions, Finds University Of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital And CHAM Study

New study finds general physicians order few genetic tests, don't always discuss risks and benefits; take limited family...

Jun 19, 2013, 11:48 ET

Extended primary care office hours might help keep kids out of the emergency department

 Children had half as many emergency department visits if their primary care office had evening office hours on five or more days a week,...

Jun 11, 2013, 11:53 ET

U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital earns top rankings from U.S. News & World Report

 The University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is among the best children's hospitals in the country in pediatric specialties and...

Apr 30, 2013, 15:53 ET

Federal safety net health care coverage for kids with diabetes varies significantly from state to state

 Federal funding for health care coverage of children with diabetes varies significantly from state to state across the United States,...

Apr 22, 2013, 10:27 ET

40 percent of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn't

Many parents disregard label warnings, give children under age 4 common medicines, according to new U-M National Poll on Children's Health...

Apr 01, 2013, 10:29 ET

Over-diagnosis of reflux in infants leads to needless medication

Calling gastroesophageal reflux a disease increases parents' wish for medication, symptoms are frequently over-treated in infants, according to new...

Mar 05, 2013, 14:36 ET

Emergency departments not doing enough to educate parents about car seat safety

More than one-third of ER physicians say they are uncertain whether their department has safety restraint info for patients, according to new U-M...